EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 14, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

Are you ready for some Tech Talk? Tune in for the latest technology news, marketing updates, company happenings, and more. It’s all in this week’s Tech Talk Newsletter!

This Week’s Top Tech News

Malware strikes at the Hy-Vee grocery chain. Reports claim that malware was installed on several card reading devices at the Hy-Vee gas pumps, coffee shops, and restaurants. As of now, we know that the accessible credit card information from this malware attack is restricted to certain Hy-Vee locations and between the purchase dates of December 14, 2018 – July 29, 2019. More information will be released soon. Read the full story >>

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Spooky Cyber Stories: The Backup Butcher

Muahahaha! Backup & Disaster Recovery!

Welcome to the first installment of EMPIST’s Spooky Cyber Stories in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week we are introducing the villainous Backup Butcher. We are going to cover some of the worst real-world backup nightmares in today’s blog. You never know where the Backup Butcher is going to strike next.

Is Your Data Safe?

You could lose it all. Whether your data loss is due to human error or a cyberattack, it’s crucial to have a Backup & Disaster Recovery plan in place. Unfortunately, some of the data in today’s accounts didn’t make it out alive. Read the blog >>

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk

Be cautious about using public Wi-Fi. Hackers can easily pose as a common network such as ‘Xfinity Wi-Fi’ and gain access to your information once you connect your device.

Solve This

*Cue dramatic game show music.* It’s time for some Tech Trivia!

Question: What popular movie trailer did Apple use to promote its new QuickTime format?

Answer: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing?

Believe it or not, Skittles just put out its first Halloween ad since 2014. The commercial is a humorous take on a classic spooky tale. Promised a lifetime supply of Skittles, a young man was lured into a witch’s house. Then, the witch is humanized as her victim annoys her with questions sitting in a boiling pot of water. Click below to view the commercial and partake in the “Annoy the Rainbow” campaign with Skittles this Halloween. Read the full story >>

Coffee with Kampas

Episode 3: Email Phishing

Don’t get reeled in! The latest #CoffeeWithKampas episode dives into the topic of phishing emails. Do you know a phishing email when you see one? Grab a coffee and sit back for a few while EMPIST’s Founder & CEO John Kampas goes through some must-know warning signs associated with email phishing. Watch now >>

EMPIST Update

The New EMPIST Website Is Here!

Out with the old and in with the new. The new EMPIST website is live! We’ve been working for months to update our content and create a fresh new look that is aesthetically pleasing, engaging, and easy to navigate for our clients. Let’s walk through some of the site’s features together! Learn more >>

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